Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 4

Tarts are simple to make. But can take some time. I first start by using a parafin-soy wax. I order online about 50 lbs at a time. Decide how much of a batch you want to make at one time. Normally I use 20 ounces of wax at a time, which is about 2.5 cups.

Put the wax into the pot and place onto the stove with a candy thermomater. I turn my stove onto meduim high. Melt the wax but don't let the temperature exceed 175 degrees. I tend to keep mine around 140 - 150 degrees.

After the wax reaches 150 degrees and it all melted, take it off the stove.  Then add your oil and color.  Stir in oil and color thoroughly.

Pour into the cups or molds. Let them sit long enough for them to cool down before you move them. If you move them too soon, they can crack.

After the tarts have cooled place them in your bags and create your labels to sell them.  Make sure to let the tarts sit 3-4 days before burning any of them to let the smells cure.

I've also included a short tutorial on making layered tarts. I am making seasonal Christmas tarts that are layered.

I am using molds so it is easier to see the layers. First pour in the first layer and set in freezer for about 10 minutes to cool almost completely. If you don't let them cool long enough, the colors will bleed together when you pour in your next color.

Next, pour in your second color and then repeat step 1, and place them back in to the freezer to cool almost completely again. Also make sure when you are pouring layered tarts to keep them on a smooth surface, if you don't then they wax wont sit flat/straight.

Lastly, pour your next layer of wax and place back into the freezer. This time make sure they are completely cooled! If you leave them in the freezer long enough, the tarts will just fall right out of the molds into your hands. So you won't break them or anything.

And this is what your ending tart should look like when layering them! It is simple once you get the hang of it. Just have plenty of patience when waiting on them to cool! These red and white tarts are a Christmas Special. Candy Cane. They smell amazing.

I have another freebie for your ladies today. I have made another free stitchery pattern for you. These are "Free Snowman Cupboard Tucks". I have made these available in the box at the bottom of my blog. This pattern make an approx 5"x 5" and 5" x 7" stitchery pillows.

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Cyn said...

you make making tarts look easy!!! Candy cane ones huh?? yummy!!

LibbiesHome said...

I love the snowman tucks!! Thank you so much for sharing them! The tart tutorial is terrific. I haven't done any of that kind of stuff yet, but you are making it tempting. :)

beforethedawn said...

I've never made tarts, but I would love to! Thank you for the great snowman stitchery pattern!

auntdeedee said...

Those candy cane tarts look FANTABULOUS!!!! Bet they smell yummy too!!!

Sew Many Raggedies said...

I love to make tarts as well! Thanks for the tutorial and the free patterns. They're great!

Allison said...

Thanks for all the freebies and how to make soy tarts. I way behind on my blog reading, I have to share the computer with kids. :-)